Category Archives: CNN – US

Fortnite is teaming up with Michael Jordan for a new crossover

Fortnite and Michael Jordan? Fortnite and Michael Jordan. The uber popular video game and the basketball GOAT have something in store for the new Fortnite update, which goes live today. An in-game message sent to players on Tuesday teased the crossover: “Game recognize Game. Drop in tomorrow.” Fortnite also tweeted out the news: Jordan’s official…MORE

Alaskan floatplane operator suspends operations after 2 crashes in 8 days

An Alaskan floatplane operator says it has voluntarily suspended operations after two of its planes were involved in deadly crashes within eight days this month. All of Taquan Air‘s operations will be suspended until further notice, the company said Tuesday. The decision comes as the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating two crashes: • On…MORE

Washington becomes the first state to legalize composting of humans

Washington has become the first state in the nation to pass a law allowing composting as an alternative to burial or cremation of human remains. Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill Tuesday legalizing human composting. The bill will go into effect in May next year. Currently in Washington, bodies can either be cremated or buried.…MORE

A flamingo in an Illinois zoo had to be put down after a child threw a rock at it

A Miller Park Zoo flamingo was euthanized Monday after an elementary school student threw a rock inside the animal’s exhibit. A representative from the Bloomington, Illinois zoo told CNN affiliate WMBD the rock broke the flamingo’s leg and caused injuries that led to it being put down. The zoo said it’s working with the student’s…MORE

Deadly storm brings hail, flooding and 132 reports of tornadoes in central US

A deadly spring storm unleashed drenching rain, flash flooding and hail in the central United States — along with more than 130 reports of tornadoes in five days. At least one person drowned in Oklahoma after driving around a barricade on a road in Perkins, the city’s Emergency Management office announced. A majority of tornadoes…MORE

Gloria Allred says she had a back-alley abortion after she was raped at gunpoint

Women’s rights laywer Gloria Allred is opening up about an abortion she had in the 1960s after she was raped at gunpoint in Mexico. Allred described her experience during a rally in New York on Tuesday — part of nationwide protests against recent abortion bans in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi. More than 50 organizations took…MORE

ENTERTAINMENT

Even Aaron Rodgers didn’t like ‘Game of Thrones’ finale

Being an extra in “Game of Thrones” didn’t soften Aaron Rodgers’ thoughts on the series’ finale. A well-known fan of the show, the Green Bay Packers quarterback appeared in the penultimate episode of the hit HBO series. (HBO is owned by WarnerMedia, CNN’s parent company.) In a video shared on Twitter, Rodgers was asked on…

Keanu Reeves voices new character in ‘Toy Story 4’ trailer

We’re just one month away from “Toy Story 4” and Pixar has dropped a new trailer with yet another new character. Meet Duke Caboom, a stunt toy voiced by actor Keanu Reeves and he’s got the moves. The film centers around Caboom and another new toy, a spork named Forky, voiced by Tony Hale from…

Cardi B postpones several concerts to recover from plastic surgery

Cardi B has postponed three upcoming concerts in order to recuperate from recent plastic surgery procedures, her publicist Patientce Foster told CNN. The “Money” rapper is taking the necessary time to properly recover, Foster said. Cardi recently told Entertainment Tonight that she underwent breast augmentation surgery following the birth of her 9-month-old baby girl, Kulture…

Kristen Wiig’s comedy pulls out of Georgia after anti-abortion bill signing

The creative team behind “Bridesmaids” has joined a growing movement to boycott Georgia in the wake of the signing of an anti-abortion bill. On Wednesday, a rep for Kristen Wiig confirmed to CNN that her new comedy with Annie Mumolo, “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar,” has pulled out of filming in the…